Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by sixty_three, Jul 17, 2007.
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Is there any place in the UK where I can buy one of these ?
Although its not on their website, Silvermans did have some in their London shop. Unfortunately they're not the cheapest shop in the world and they dont open on Saturdays. Give them a bell: 0207 7 900 900
You could also try E Bay, theres loads of desert kit for sale on there.
Hope this helps,
why on earth would anyone want to buy an "issued" desert gortex jacket?
Hiding on the beach?
Fair point, but why "buy" an "issued" gortex jacket - If your in the desert and need one, you'll get it issued, if your not in the desert, there s no need for one, or am I missing something here?
May be wrong but I think this item is only currently issued to fight club. Judging by his/her post profile, our '63' is a bit of a kit pest.
do you really need a waterproof jacket in a desert ?
seems a bizarre piece of kit
Actually hippy it rains like hell in Iraq over the winter- at least as bad as here if not worse. There are never enough desert gary's to go around so buying yer own is a fine example of ppp preventing ppp.
typical only we'd find a cold wet desert to invade
only to true, TELIC 3 was one wet motherf**ker and suprisingly the only 4men in my Sqn to be issued with desert pattern Goretex, were! OC, Badge, QM and SQMS,
typical especially as the SQ and QM were always out and about in the wet with the lads on taskings etc !!!!! yeh right, more like they were tucked up cosy in Fortress lines for 6months keeping dry with Gary hanging nicely on back of their chairs
Op TELIC 3 was a long time ago, things have changed and issued kit improved. Certainly the winter tour I recently did everyone had Gortex issued if they needed it. I could think of much better bits of kit to spend my money on
Of course it never rains in Iraq - never horzontally for days at a time - and of course everybody in my company was ssued one. Would be wrong to imagine otherwise!
GG this was the case on T7 too. On T3 i never saw desert garys.
Barras in glesca had some - dunno if that will help you!
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